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Identifying cystic fibrosis earlier and more reliably.

Scientists at McMaster University have discovered several new biomarkers from a single drop of blood that could allow earlier and more definitive detection of cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic disease which strikes both children and adults, causing chronic problems with the digestive system and the lungs.

The findings, published online in the Journal of Proteome Research, are significant because current newborn screening methods are not accurate enough to identify the disorder in the population, which can manifest itself in many different ways, requiring additional testing and causing further stress for anxious parents.


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Have you got your CH fixed


Yes thank you. Warm and cosy again.


Here in the US it use to be even up into the early 80s I believe, before people got married they took blood tests to see if they were genetic carriers...like of CF so that they would know in advance. Interesting tid bits.

Stay well, and warm!!



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